Yessss, exactly --> the predetermined breaking point! :mecry:As noted previously, fit is pretty tight - especially with protected 14500 in there. ... No real problem so far, but I could see this being the weakest part of the light on long-term use.
I don't know if I would go that far. It could be the spring would last forever, but I thought I should report the observation of it getting partially "stuck" under the retaining ring. My worry is just that this could be a weak point long-term (i.e. could "getting stuck" wind up applying stress to the spring attachment point?). It's something that should probably be watched closely as time goes by.Yessss, exactly --> the predetermined breaking point! :mecry:
It's NOT just you. After weeks of using, I like it more and more. Only the scratches on the "-" of the AW 14500 cells are awful.I am more than content with the high and low on this light, but then again, that's just me. Highly Recommend this little guy!
JetBeam should have done this task in China. :thumbsdowI have a grinder at work. After noticing a few scratches on the bottom of my AW 14500, I grinded down the sharp corner of the spring...presto!! No more scratches, took only a few seconds to do.
No problem, this life is the hardest thing I have ever done. :laughing:
It's interesting, I'm typically a big fan of lower low modes and I'm not that much of a forward clicky freak (on most lights, I don't think a reverse clicky is a problem at all).I sure hope Jetbeam makes a V2 with a really low long runtime low. ... Now what I'd really like to see is a forward clickie.
I'm curious, why do you think an OP reflector would help? For me, a slight OP is fine on general purpose Cree or Rebel-based lights (to help smooth out the rings/artifacts), but I prefer SMO for all my throwers. I've tested out a few OP reflectors on my throwers (e.g. MRV, Regal), and always revert back to smooth for actual outdoor use.If this light is meant to be a thrower (as claimed) than Jetbeam should rid this med/low business and use it purely as a thrower, a forward clikie and a OP reflector.